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Old March 10th, 2014, 09:09 AM   #2701
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Omg almost s**t my pants! It looks so long and thin, something like the wind could take away in a second.

I'm scared. I'm sure it's safe, I just don't like long bridges.
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Old March 10th, 2014, 05:36 PM   #2702
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Those are great Banff shots and the gov has done an excellent job on animal overpasses.

As for Regina.............does a city of 200,000 need another bypass?
A few decades ago, the City sold all of the right of way it had reserved along SK-1 east of the by-pass for interchanges along the current alignment to developers. So, in order to convert the TCH to a freeway, some sort of new road alternative for the east side is required.
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Old March 11th, 2014, 01:21 AM   #2703
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Omg almost s**t my pants! It looks so long and thin, something like the wind could take away in a second.

I'm scared. I'm sure it's safe, I just don't like long bridges.
Long bridge it is 13 kilometres like that over the water! And only 2 lanes, undivided, so don't crash anyone and then fall into the drink

But it is safer than before, at least, maybe it will tip, but the old ferry, it could sink!
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Old March 11th, 2014, 08:59 PM   #2704
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PTH-190, CentrePort Way, Winnipeg, MB

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manito...gley-1.2567344

They are planning to extend the PTH-190 / CentrePort Canada Way from the Perimeter Highway to near Highway 26, bypassing a section of the Trans-Canada Highway. It also bypasses a railway crossing. The $ 150 million project should be completed in the next 5 years.

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Old March 12th, 2014, 12:55 AM   #2705
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It is amazing they built that huge interchange at the ring road for the Centreport Way, but mainline ring road at Hwy 59 has that absurd half-built piece of crap

They really seem to be aggressively developing the Centrport, but I can't imagine how it is supposed to work...
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Old March 13th, 2014, 06:05 AM   #2706
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Its Winnipeg, the word "interchange" doesn't exist.
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Old March 13th, 2014, 12:02 PM   #2707
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You mean "freeway" They do have some cloverleafs.
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 07:23 AM   #2708
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Omg almost s**t my pants! It looks so long and thin, something like the wind could take away in a second.

I'm scared. I'm sure it's safe, I just don't like long bridges.
Its actually a fun bridge to drive over. its only 1 lane each way but is so long that it takes over 10 minutes to cross.. you just keep driving and driving along it with no end.


The province of Ontario seems interested in extending the 417 beyond Arnprior, initially to at least Renfrew. This is VERY overdue if you ask me, its a two lane road with almost 15,000 AADT. Also one of the only highways in the province with a 90km/h speed limit that isn't limited access. Really the 417 needs to go to Petawawa if you ask me. They are already extending the highway 2km to Scheel drive, but its over 100km to Petawawa. Once the 400 extension to sudbury is finished I would love for this to be the next big 400 series highway expansion.

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Old March 30th, 2014, 08:58 PM   #2709
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a nice map of the highway expansions going on in Quebec: in a few years there will only be a single US border crossing with a freeway on the US side but no freeway on the Canadian side (I-75), though Canada also has a freeway running to a border crossing where the US doesn't have one (NB-1). This will be the third Freeway connection Canada has added to the US in the last decade.

Blue = Completed Autoroute
Yellow = Highway expansion
Grey = Generally means a dual carriageway without stoplights but at grade intersections, but one of the lines is simply a rural highway. Not really sure what it is meant to represent.

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Old April 1st, 2014, 09:47 PM   #2710
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North Commuter Parkway, Saskatoon, SK

The North Commuter Parkway Project is a planned "arterial road" along the northeastern side of Saskatoon.

Project website: http://www.saskatoon.ca/DEPARTMENTS/...erParkway.aspx



They talk about an "arterial road", so it appears it won't be a freeway like Circle Drive. But they also talk about 40,000 - 50,000 vehicles per day in the future, so it would make sense to reserve space for a later upgrade to a controlled-access facility.
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 07:34 AM   #2711
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a nice map of the highway expansions going on in Quebec: in a few years there will only be a single US border crossing with a freeway on the US side but no freeway on the Canadian side (I-75), though Canada also has a freeway running to a border crossing where the US doesn't have one (NB-1). This will be the third Freeway connection Canada has added to the US in the last decade.

Blue = Completed Autoroute
Yellow = Highway expansion
Grey = Generally means a dual carriageway without stoplights but at grade intersections, but one of the lines is simply a rural highway. Not really sure what it is meant to represent.

I-15 Montana connecting to Alberta???
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The Angus L. Macdonald Bridge in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It opened in 1955 and is tolled.

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Old April 3rd, 2014, 04:57 AM   #2713
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I-15 Montana connecting to Alberta???
it meets up with Alberta 4, which while not technically a freeway is dual carriageway with minor connecting roads, and doesn't have a stoplight until it gets to Lethbridge 100km away.
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I-15 Montana connecting to Alberta???
it meets up with Alberta 4, which while not technically a freeway is dual carriageway and doesn't have a stoplight until it gets to Lethbridge 100km away. it is operationally a freeway as the intersecting roads are so low traffic. The speed limit is 110km/h.
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Old April 4th, 2014, 06:35 AM   #2715
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Well, it doesnt connect with Albertan Freeway network (ie Calgary)
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no, but, that wasn't my point. My point was that when you cross the border on a US freeway in all but 1 location you will be met with a freeway on the other side. The Albertan (and in general prairie provinces) highway network is generally very pockmarked anyway, they tend to build lots of dual carriageways but few city bypasses due to their high costs. They also very rarely build a full freeway, with only inner city highways and 2 regional roads being upgraded to that standard. (Alberta 2 from south of Calgary to Edmonton and Alberta 1 from Calgary to the BC border)
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Old April 6th, 2014, 10:33 AM   #2717
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Many of the twinned highways in the Prairie Provinces seem to function like at-grade freeways.

It seems the speed limit isn't even reduced at minor intersections. Which means you can blast across unsignalized intersections at 110 km/h in Saskatchewan.
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that is correct, I'm not sure if I've ever seen a speed reduction at those kind of intersection (but many go down to 80 if there is a traffic light!)

but the intersections aren't exactly unsignalled, STOP signs on the minor road.

Many of those roads have such low traffic volumes they are effectively grade separated (like AADT of 2, one guy going to work and then coming home ) You'd never see something like three cars waiting to turn left onto the minor road.
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Old April 17th, 2014, 04:25 AM   #2719
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I just noticed that work on the West Durham Link is visible in Google Earth. It will be a toll highway that will connect Highway 401 to Highway 407E (also tolled).



Coordinates: https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.86665.../data=!3m1!1e3
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Old April 21st, 2014, 05:49 PM   #2720
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Here is a video I made showing progress on the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway, which will connect to a new US/Canada border crossing when complete.



Compare to a year ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7LSnG-1VCk
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